Asha Rao, Ph.D
Program Director, WIL
Professor of Management
Dr. Asha Rao is a Full Professor of Management at CBE and heads the Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior area. She conducts research and consults on leadership, negotiations, and diversity and inclusion in a global environment. She has published her research on these topics and presented at many academic and practitioner conferences. Dr. Rao has developed and taught courses based on her areas of expertise at CSUEB, Rutgers, and McGill Universities and received the Outstanding Faculty Awards for Teaching and Service. She is a Senior Fulbright Fellow.
Industry Lead, WIL
Board member Invitae, Go-to-Market Leader
Chitra Nayak has 25+ years of experience across companies spanning technology, financial services, and management consulting. She is currently an independent board member at Invitae and also advises startups on Go-To-Market. Most recently she was COO running GTM at Comfy, a real-estate tech startup, and prior to this was COO at Funding Circle, an online SMB lending marketplace. She was at Salesforce.com as COO Platform and SVP Sales Development, and prior to that was at AAA, Charles Schwab and the Boston Consulting Group.
Penny Peak, MPA
Director of Development CBE
Penny Peak is a development and alumni relations professional recognized for strengths in relationship building, writing, strategic thinking, analysis, and customer service. Committed lifelong learner.